The Austrian wine expert Dr. Christa Hanten (* 1954) was born in Weinviertel
born, grew up in Langenlois
on and was in Krems
trained, according to her own words "the relation to wine was preprogrammed". Her studies in German and Economic History at the University of Wien
was completed with a dissertation on organization and marketing in viticulture. After "wandering years" in libraries and publishing houses, the decision to become self-employed was made in 1993, with a focus on text and media design in the (wine) culinary field. Christa Hanten is a specialist editor, editor, author and wine critic
active. After many years on the jury Austrian Wine Salon
today z. B. at Best of Riesling and in their specialty Organic wines
(e.g. jury member at the International Organic Wine Award).
In addition, Christa Hanten is an expert for "high spirits" long-standing jury member of Destillata and has worked on the World Spirits Award until today. She writes regular articles for Alpen-Adria-Magazin Papageno (portraits of distillers, distillates / spirits and restaurants with a focus on spirits). Her most important publications are "Austria's Salon Wines" (1999 to 2008), "Vinegar - The Sour Milieu" (2000), "The ABC of Wines Germany, Austria, Switzerland" (2003), "Wein Burgenland" with the wine expert Walter coachman
(2004), worked for "Brockhaus Wein" (2004) and "The Austrian Wines, Vienna International Hotels & Resorts" (2008 and 2011).